These are just three of the disturbing images found on the website of California artist, Brendan Lott, who finds the source for all of them, it seems, online:
So I finally abandoned my studio practice and began to spend my art making time collecting digital snapshots anonymously from peer-to-peer file sharing networks. I can access the snapshots of thousands of people at a time all across the globe. These are images of people I know nothing about and cannot ever know personally—only look at. The network serves as both a barrier and a bridge—I can see photographic depictions of their lives but never actually know them, and the people depicted have no way of knowing me.
Even stranger (yet somehow truer to life now as we know it), Lott himself never touches a canvas. So as to better stay, as he puts it, “above the fray,” Lott outsources the actual painting of the works to artists living in China. The top piece’s title, by the way? “All I Have To Give You Is A Love That Never Dies.”